Blessed are those whose way is blameless
who walk in the law of the LORD!
Blessed are those who keep his testimonies,
who seek him with their whole heart,
who also do no wrong,
but walk in his ways!
You have commanded your precepts
to be kept diligently.
Oh, that my ways may be steadfast
in keeping your statutes!
Then shall I not be put to shame,
having my eyes fixed on all your commandments
I will praise you with an upright heart,
when I learn your righteous rules,
I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.
Now if you have read through the Scripture above rather than skim or skip it, you will have noticed the commitment of the God-follower.
• She is blameless.
• She walks in the law of the LORD.
• She keeps God’s testimonies.
• She seeks with her whole heart.
• She keeps God’s precepts diligently.
• Her ways are steadfast.
• Her eyes are fixed on God’s commandments.
There is choice, decision, intention, diligence, perseverance, determination. There is effort. The Christian walk is not played out from the sofa.
Yes, salvation is paid for by the blood of Christ, free to each one the Spirit regenerates, but the living out of the salvation of a believer takes choice by God’s grace, in His strength, by His power.
This is a call to live victoriously by pursuing Him wholeheartedly,
Diane Hunt is part of the Development and Addiction Recovery teams at America’s Keswick. In addition to being a Biblical Counselor, she is a Women’s speaker for retreats, conferences and events. She is a regular writer for Victory Call and one of the authors of Crossing the Jordan Bible Study. She has been married to her husband John over 28 years. She has 2 adult children, 4 grandchildren, 3 adult step-children with 7 grandchildren making 10 in all. She delights reading and teaching, but mostly laughing at the funny things her grandchildren say and do.